Edge Hill’s long-running ‘Ethnicity, Race and Racism Seminar’ series returns this spring. ErRS is an interdisciplinary research hub that explores pressing contemporary questions of race, racism, and ethnicity across time and space. Each year, we run a themed seminar programme and a symposium. Our focus for 2017 is ‘Lived Experiences of Anti-Racism Activism in Europe Since the 1970s’. Everybody is welcome to attend these informal ‘In Conversation’ events. They take place on our Ormskirk campus, with free refreshments.

Spring Programme:

Thursday 16 February

Louisa Zanoun (Former Head of Research, Génériques, Paris-based NGO promoting the history of immigration).
Immigration Activism and Public History in France.
3:00-5:00pm, Hub1

Wednesday 8 March

Peter Tatchell (Human Rights and LGBT Campaigner. Director, The Peter Tatchell Foundation)
From Melbourne to Moscow, From Berlin to Bermondsey: 50 Years of Campaigning for Human Rights, Democracy, LGBT Freedom and Global Justice.
5:00-7:00pm, Creative Edge Lecture Theatre

Wednesday 5 April

Hassan Mahamdallie (Writer and Playwright. Director, The Muslim Institute)
Growing Up In The 1970s: A Personal Account Of How The Fight Against Enoch Powell and the National Front Changed Everything
1:00-2:00pm, PSS015

Wednesday 3 May

Pragna Patel (Author, Feminist and Anti-Racist Campaigner. Founding Member and Director, The Southall Black Sisters)
Gender and the Politics of Anti-Racism in the UK: Then and Now
4:00-6:00pm, B101

Wednesday 7 June

Cathie Lloy(Ex-Vice-President, Mouvement Contre le Racisme et Pour L’Amitié Entre Les Peuples. Former Head of Research, Commission for Racial Equality and Research Fellow, Universities of Warwick and Oxford)
Memoirs Of A Keyboard Warrior
1:00-2:00pm, B005